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Disney's classic '90s Aladdin and Lion King games getting remastered

I just can't wait for a whole new SNES and Sega Genesis world.

With the Aladdin and The Lion King remakes each raking in more than $1 billion at the box office this year, it's apparently time to remaster the '90s video game adaptations of the originals. The two games, which will be packaged together as one release called Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King, will come to the Nintendo Switch, Sony PS4, Microsoft Xbox One and PC on Oct. 29 for $30.


Be prepare to face off against the hyenas in The Lion King.


The collection -- developed by Nighthawk Interactive and Digital Eclipse -- will also include the Sega Genesis and Nintendo Game Boy versions of Aladdin, along with something called the "final cut" and a trade show demo that hasn't been available since 1993. Lion King will get Genesis, Nintendo SNES and Game Boy versions.

There's no mention of an SNES version of Aladdin, which was significantly different from the Genesis one and was developed by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami. (We've embedded a comparison video of the SNES and Genesis versions.)

The package will also include a world class menagerie of new features, like the ability to swap between upscaled and original graphics, visual filters, customizable controls, a rewind feature and Blu-ray-style extras.


Stay one jump ahead of the lawmen in Aladdin.


The remaster was leaked Tuesday by Twitter user @wolverinefactor.

First published Aug. 28 at 4:52 a.m. PT.
Update, Aug. 29 at 9:30 a.m. PT: Adds release date and price.

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